On the use of packet classes in communication networks to enhance congestion pricing based on marks

Juan Alvarez, Bruce Hajek

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Abstract

This note explores the of packet classes to enhance congestion pricing based on marks in the framework of Kelly and his coworkers. Two packet classes are used in order to exploit differences in the multidimensional quality-of-service (QoS) requirements within the population of users. Simple scenarios for a link with a finite buffer with and without burstiness are investigated. It is concluded that the use of packet classes provides a margin for error in provisioning and operating a packet network with congestion pricing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1020-1026
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Volume47
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2002

Keywords

  • Congestion control
  • Differentiated services
  • Pricing in communication networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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